Why Can I not rub lemon juice on my face?
In recent years there has been a great interest in “organic” or “natural” products.
I always get asked, can I use lemon on my face instead of a vitamin C serum or an AHA product?
Or can I use coconut oil instead of a moisturizer?
Some clients really insist on using stuff from their fridge or pantry.
Just because something is “natural” doesn’t mean it won’t hurt your skin.
In this post I will particularly talk about use of lemon on skin.
Here is what you need to know.
Lemon has some Benefits for skin such as vitamin C that helps as an antioxidant, reduction of inflammation, skin lightening for sun damage.
Lemon also contains natural fruit acids that can cause stinging, burning or irritation to your skin
It can cause sun sensitivity and chances of getting higher sun damage resulting in swelling and/or blisters.
It can cause patchy hypo pigmentation (lightening of skin)
The biggest reason why we should be cautious about using pure lemon juice on our face is that the concentration may vary from one lemon to the next. It is an uncontrolled dose of a fruit acid with no guarantee on how your skin can react adversely.
Just because something is “natural” does not mean it can not hurt your skin.
Educate yourself about an ingredient before using it on your face.
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